Greetings from St. Petersburg and Moscow
This from our partner church:
Dear sisters and brothers in Christ!
During this second week in Advent we send you warm greetings from the Petrichurch in St. Petersburg. May our Lord and Brother Jesus Christ bless your Advent-and Christmas season. In the name of our congregation I also want to thank you most sincerely for your gift for the maintenance of our church. You help us to maintain Lutheran congregational life in one of the most important Russian cities and a building that is a witness to important Lutheran history in this city.On the large facade an Advent star shines down on Nevsky Boulevard, the main avenue of St. Petersburg, and invites everyone to remember at this dark time, to be conscious of the light that Jesus wants to put into all of our hearts.
May the light of Christ shine for you at Grace.
Pastor, Petrikirche, St. Petersburg
And from Moscow, greetings from Archbishop Dietrich Brauer and his wife Pastor Tanya and Pastor Lena Bondarenko, (to his left), whom many of you will remember from their visit here.